Tsuba with design of demon confronting a ghostly apparition

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century
Onuki Masaharu (Japanese), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

141

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 8.2 x 0.6 cm (3 7/8 x 3 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5493

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, shakudo and copper; silvered metal sekigane; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Genshosai Masaharu, with kao
玄松斎政春(花押)

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection